The City of Chattanooga is currently investing in capital projects in various phases of completion throughout the East Lake community, which include the renovations of East Lake Park and the East Lake Community Center. Public Art Chattanooga will align with these investments by installing public artwork at both locations.
ELLA Library is a community arts organization in East Lake that uses the power of language and art to help people connect and express themselves through story sharing community projects and events. PAC partnered with ELLA Library’s leadership, Jazmine LeBlanc and Audrey Menard, to work as Creative Strategists leading creative engagement activities at the Center, schools, convenience stores, laundromats, and other community events, designed to encourage East Lake residents to participate in the visioning, theme and location of the artworks. From this initial round of engagement, the East Lake community expressed their desire to have artistic elements on the indoor basketball court at the Center and interactive / functional artistic seating at East Lake Park.
After a nationwide call, the Artist Team, WOWHAUS, was selected to design the interactive / functional artistic seating. Join ELLA Library and WOWHAUS to provide input to inform the design! Stop by Pavilion 2 at East Lake Park anytime between 5pm and 8pm on Sunday, June 26. From there, WOWHAUS will work to design 3 preliminary concepts which will be shared with the community later this year. The project will be complete next Summer.
This project is generously supported in part by the Lyndhurst Foundation. We invite you to learn more about the project here: https://publicartchattanooga.com/eastlake/